There is enough snow hanging in northerly terrain above ~9,000 feet to provide a potential weak layer as snow returns. Steep south-facing terrain in this area of the Smokys and across the way in the Boulders have returned to dirt.
HS: 30-40cm in deeper areas. Dirt on sunnier slopes.
30-10 cm: Small facets in mid-Oct snow
10-0 cm: Large facets from early Oct and Sept snow